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How long does pubertal gynecomastia last?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Usually < 1yr

Pubertal gynecomastia may effect the majority of males as the begin their pubertal transition.
Most are minimal and last 6m to a year, but occasional longer episodes do occur (1-3yr) it is important to separate the true process from fatty breast enlargement that produces a false gynecomastia in overweight kids. Spongy glandular tissue directly under the nipple is absent in the false case.

In brief: Usually < 1yr

Pubertal gynecomastia may effect the majority of males as the begin their pubertal transition.
Most are minimal and last 6m to a year, but occasional longer episodes do occur (1-3yr) it is important to separate the true process from fatty breast enlargement that produces a false gynecomastia in overweight kids. Spongy glandular tissue directly under the nipple is absent in the false case.
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 1-2 years

Difficult to pinpoint an “average” duration of adolescent gynecomastia; for many young men this process continues for 1 to 2 years before resolving spontaneously.
For many however the process continues into adulthood. Gynecomastia can be seen in all age groups.

In brief: 1-2 years

Difficult to pinpoint an “average” duration of adolescent gynecomastia; for many young men this process continues for 1 to 2 years before resolving spontaneously.
For many however the process continues into adulthood. Gynecomastia can be seen in all age groups.
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